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‘Shaikh Ayaz’s Urdu verses have Sindh’s soul’

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KARACHI: Scholars shed light on the finer points of iconic Sindhi and Urdu poet Shaikh Ayaz’s poetry at a seminar titled Ayaz Hai Shair-i-Muhabbat organised by the Sindh Literature Festival (SLF) and the Arts Council on the council’s premises on Wednesday evening. But the highlight of the day was recitation of his poems by eminent […]


Short-story writer praised for portraying plight of poor

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LARKANA: Speakers at the launching ceremony of a Sindhi short-story book Duniya khan agtey (Beyond the world) showered praise on the author Moham­mad Ali Pathan and termed him a versatile writer who was also a poet and portrayed true picture of society with the poor struggling for bare survival. Dr Bashir Ahmed Shaad, author of […]


Literary Notes: Ali Abbas Hussaini: the early progressive fiction writer

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ONE of the Urdu short-story writers who began writing quite early and penned some very fine stories was Ali Abbas Hussaini, albeit forgotten too soon. He was a short-story writer, novelist, playwright, translator, critic and academic. Hussaini’s short stories had a streak of progressive thoughts even before the formal foundation of Progressive Writers’ Movement was […]


Hundreds of authors protest after Kamila Shamsie’s book award revoked

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KARACHI: Arundhati Roy, J.M. Coetzee and Sally Rooney are among more than 250 writers who have defended Kamila Shamsie after a German literary prize withdrew an award over her support for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. As reported by The Guardian, in an open letter published in the London Review of Books, […]


CPNE meeting rejects proposed media tribunals

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The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has rejected the proposal to establish media tribunals and asked the government to refrain from making ‘such dictatorial black laws’. “Any attempt to curb media would not be accepted and extreme action would be taken. The government would be responsible for it,” said a statement issued after a […]


Final draft of bill on media courts not yet ready: Firdous

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ISLAMABAD: Criticism from almost all the representative bodies of media organisations on the controversial issue of setting up of special media tribunals in the country put the government on the back foot as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Thursday said the government had not yet prepared any […]


Bahria Town sends Rs5b defamation notice to newspaper

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KARACHI: The Bahria Town Private Limited has served an Rs5 billion defamation legal notice on a media group and sought its unconditional apology for having run a false report in an attempt to tarnish Asia’s largest private real estate developer’s reputation and business. Bahria Town has demanded an immediate end to the defamation campaign, unconditional […]


Journalists to be issued Insaf health cards

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RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has decided to issue Insaf health cards to journalists and other media workers across the country. With these cards, media personnel will be able to avail free medical treatment up to RS725,000 at any government or private hospital. The cards will only be issued to journalists registered as voters […]


Journalists rally at LoC town in support of Kashmiris

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MUZAFFARABAD: A large number of journalists from different parts of the country, joined by civil society activists, staged a rally from the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) capital to a town near the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday to express solidarity with the besieged population of India-held Kashmir in general and media fraternity in […]


Journalists to march on LoC today

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MUZAFFARABAD: More than four hundred journalists from different parts of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir have arrived here to take part in a “symbolic march” towards the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday. The march, organised by the Central Union of Journalists (CUJ), a regional body, has attracted attention of media professionals across the country. “For […]


KP exempts newspaper ads from 5pc tax

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to exempt newspaper advertisements from a five per cent tax levied by the Revenue Authority. According to a statement, the chief minister directed the provincial information ministry to amend the KP Newspapers, News Agencies and Book Registration Act 2013 upon a request by the Council of Pakistan Newspaper […]


743 newspapers and periodicals published in Sindh, PA told

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KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly was on Tuesday informed that as many as 743 newspapers and periodicals — dailies, weeklies and monthlies — were being published across the province. While furnishing a statement and replies to the lawmakers’ queries during the Question Hour session of the provincial assembly, provincial information minister Saeed Ghani said the publications […]


Sindh sales tax on newspaper ads withdrawn

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Karachi: The Sindh cabinet, which met here late last week under Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, decided to withdraw the three per cent Sindh Sales Tax (SST) levied by the provincial bureau of revenue on advertisements in newspapers and periodicals, as well as their web editions. The decision was taken after a delegation of […]


APNS thanks Sindh CM for granting SST exemption to print media

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Karachi    –  The All Pakistan Newspapers Society has thanked Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and his cabinet for exempting SST on newspapers, periodicals and their web editions. APNS president Hameed Haroon, and secretary general Sarmad Ali expressed their gratitude to the Sindh Government for acceding to their request for withdrawal of three percent […]